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Sun Devils fall behind early, trail Wildcats 41-27 at half

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The Arizona State Sun Devils fell victim to a hot start by Arizona, trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half.

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Efficiency struggles

Arizona State (14-14, 8-9) has shot under 30% from both the field and from three through the first 20 minutes of play.

On the other hand, Arizona has remained efficient and continues to dominate in the paint, as they did during the two teams’ last meeting.

Despite taking care of the ball, the Sun Devils have simply not been able to convert or stop the Wildcats (21-6, 12-4) from getting to the rim.


Crucial second half

To be able to get back into this game, ASU will need to start producing easy buckets rather than settling for difficult shots.

The Sun Devils have bought themselves extra possessions with offensive rebounds but have not been able to convert on those possessions.

This would be a crucial win for the Sun Devils as the end of the regular season approaches. The team will attempt to come back as they’ve been doing all season long and secure their second-straight victory against a top-25 ranked team.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering the Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix High School Sports, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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